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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Overall Health

Cosmetic dentistry is not just about improving the appearance of your teeth for a confidence boost. Having a bright smile and straight teeth might be cosmetic, but these improvements can also improve your overall health, which is another reason why caring for your teeth is so crucial. Next time you schedule an appointment with your dentist or brush your teeth in front of the bathroom mirror, consider all of the wonderful ways in which cosmetic dentistry can improve your health.

The Connection Between Your Health and Cosmetic Dentistry

There are numerous connections between having a more beautiful smile and better health.

Some of the most prominent ways in which cosmetic dentistry can positively affect your health include:

  • You can strengthen your jawbone with dental implants: If you have missing teeth, you probably think dental implants are purely cosmetic. Although dental implants will certainly give you a more attractive smile, it will also strengthen your jawbone. When the titanium post is rooted in place, it will stimulate the jawbone for stability, preventing bone loss. That will give you something extra to smile about.
  • Your oral health will improve with straighter teeth: Straight teeth look great, but they will also provide other benefits for your overall oral health. Brushing and flossing can both be troublesome if your teeth are crowding and misaligned. Patients with crooked teeth are far more prone to gum disease and tooth decay, so consider orthodontic treatment for a healthier, straighter smile.
  • Smiling is good for your health: When you feel confident about the appearance of your teeth, you will want to smile more and, unsurprisingly, smiling is good for your health. Smiling releases serotonin and endorphins and can lower your blood pressure and heart rate. Turn to cosmetic dentistry to get a smile you will be proud of showing off.
  • You can improve your quality of life: Imperfections in your smile, such as gaps, cracked teeth, and missing teeth can make basic necessities, such as chewing food, and uncomfortable task. Cosmetic dentistry will not only address these visible imperfections, but it will also make your life easier and improve the quality of it.

Start living your best, healthiest life by addressing any cosmetic issues you might have. They probably seem minor, but fixing them can make a big difference in your life and improve your lifestyle.

Contact Our Experienced Dental Team Today!

Cosmetic dentistry can sound superficial to some people, but improving the appearance of your smile is about so much more than looks. At Forrester Dental, our team understands the importance of cosmetic dentistry and how it can affect the overall health of our patients. We want you to look and feel great for many years to come. Our professionals have a reputation for excellence and have been assisting patients for over two decades. You can trust in our long-term commitment to oral health.

Contact our dental office today at (203) 248-7900 to schedule an appointment to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you.